Halle Bailey explains why she felt 'pressure' portraying Ariel in The Little Mermaid

The IMDb Official Portrait Studio At D23 2022
The IMDb Official Portrait Studio At D23 2022 / Corey Nickols/GettyImages

In an interview wit E! News, Halle Bailey shared how she is dealing with the pressure of playing Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. At the D23 Expo, Halle shared her sentiments on playing Ariel in the new version of the live-action Disney classic. 

Visibly emotional, the singer said, "I'm so excited about this film. You know being here today is so surreal. I'm just a fan of all of the other projects and the fact that I get to be a part of something like this. It's amazing."

The film is already stirring up quite the buzz ahead of its release next year, and she understandably feels that the pressure is on. "I definitely think that because I love this movie so much, and I've treasured it since I was a little girl, I did put a bit of pressure on myself," she shared. "Just because I want to deliver all of the feels that I saw when I was a little girl."  

Now all grown up, that little girl has transformed into the Little Mermaid, saying she gave it her all. Halle noted, "Knowing that gave it my all and gave 110 percent into everything of this film, I am really proud of myself."   

Watch the trailer for Disney's The Little Mermaid below!